Tuesday, October 2, 2018

2 Hospitalized After White Powdery Substance Sent to Cruz Campaign Office

HOUSTON, Texas — 2 workers at the campaign office of Texas Senator Ted Cruz are hospitalized after a white powdery substance arrived on Tuesday.

Houston Fire Department officials evacuated the 9th floor of the Phoenix Tower, the location of Senator Cruz’s re-election campaign office headquarters. The FBI's conducting an investigation into who sent the package, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Following an investigation by Houston Fire Department HazMat crews, firefighters determined that no hazardous substance was found, FOX26 Houston reported.

2 workers complained of nausea and tingling before being transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment, KPRC NBC2 in Houston reported. A spokesperson for the Cruz campaign told the local news outlet that the suspicious material arrived via the US Postal Service. The USPS is also joining the investigation.


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